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Fall Formal Recruitment

The Auburn Panhellenic Council and Auburn Greek Life have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and its potential impact on our fall recruitment experience. We also reviewed recommendations from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the governing body of the 26 member organization sororities, who recently released a Recruitment Contingencies Task Force Report encouraging the use of virtual and/or in-person recruitment with physical distancing guidelines. In collaboration with Greek Life, chapter leadership, advisors, campus partners, and NPC representatives, Auburn Panhellenic revised the recruitment format to enhance the safety of our community.

Revised Schedule and Format

The revised dates for Primary Recruitment are August 8-15. All Rounds will be held virtually.

Information about Bid Day

Bid Day (August 15):
To limit the number of people on campus for Bid Day, parents and guests are not permitted. Chapters may host virtual meetings with parents after recruitment.  You will still have the opportunity to visit the chapter who offered you a bid. We recommend you wear a loose fitting/cooling top, shorts and comfortable shoes. Once you arrive at your chapter’s location, you will receive a jersey with your new sorority letters wear on top of your clothes. Do not forget your mask!

For the most up to date information about Auburn University’s response to COVID-19 visit the University’s website at

Fall Formal Recruitment:

Monday, June 1:  Recruitment registration begins online (non-refundable $80 fee charged to ebill)

Monday, June 1: Goal date to begin seeking recommendations (not required)

Thursday, July 9:  Early registration ends- last day to register at $80

Thursday July 9:  Last day for early registrations to change their shirt order.  All late registrants may only order one shirt and may not edit their order. Goal date to submit videos (not required)

Friday, July 10:  Fee goes up to $150

Wednesday, July 29:  Last day to register at $150

Monday, July 29:  Regular registration ends

Thursday, July 30:  Late registration period- fee goes up to $300 and you must call us to register (334-844-4595)

Tuesday, July 30:  Goal date for submission of recommendations (not required)

Tuesday August 4 – Friday, August 7: PNM early move-in

Friday, August 7:Kick-off at 4:00pm

Saturday, August 8: Virtual Ice Water Tea Round is a half day

Sunday, August 9: Virtual Philanthropy Round (Day 1) is a full day

Monday, August 10: Virtual Philanthropy Round (Day 2) is a full day

Tuesday, August 11: Virtual Philanthropy Round (Day 3) is a half day

Wednesday, August 12: Virtual Sisterhood Round (Day 1) full day

Thursday, August 13: Virtual Sisterhood Round (Day 2) full day

Friday, August 14: Virtual Preference Round full day

Saturday, August 15: Bid Day

Sunday, August 16: Student Convocation

Monday, August 17:  Classes begin

*All rounds begin at 8:00am, whether it’s a half day or full day. PNMs should be prepared to dedicate their week to Panhellenic Recruitment. There will be times outside of the schedule where they will meet with their Pi Chi group.

Women on Bid Day hugging.

What does this mean for you as a Potential New Member (PNM)? 


Move in and recruitment schedule/ format: 

·         PNMs living on campus will still move into the residence halls early in order to participate in the Primary Recruitment process. More information about early move-in can be found here. 

Recruitment Week Guidelines: 

·   Masks will be required for both PNMs and active chapter members. 

PNMs will still receive a t-shirt to wear for Philanthropy Round, as well as a hard copy of the PNM Handbook. Due to this, as well as additional costs for recruitment, some of which are still unknown given the circumstances, we will maintain the No Refund Policy for recruitment registration. 

The three links below will help you as you navigate your way through sorority recruitment.  Be sure to read through the top two before going to the third!

Before You Register

After You Have Registered

***Register Here!***

Auburn University has many traditions, and a strong Panhellenic Council is one of them.  The Auburn University Panhellenic Council is comprised of representatives from each of Auburn’s eighteen Panhellenic Sororities.  Due to the contributions of all its members, the council continues to be recognized for its excellence.

We hope that you are looking forward to attending Auburn University and participating in recruitment.  All  of our NPC sororities are outstanding and are committed to providing opportunities for their members to help them develop their greatest potential as students and as women.  Sororities today are far more than just social organizations; they facilitate growth and development of their members and contribute much to the community.  Use recruitment week to determine for yourself if you would like to become a part of the Panhellenic community at Auburn University.  Please know, however, that affiliation with a sorority is not a prerequisite for an active and successful college experience.  Joining a sorority, therefore, should be an individual decision, one which you make for yourself, not for your mother or your sister or best friend.  Whether you join a sorority or not, recruitment week will be a time for making new friends and beginning a new and exciting part of your life.  Recruitment is open to all women accepted to Auburn University or presently enrolled at Auburn University.

Auburn University Panhellenic recruitment is open to all enrolled Auburn University women regardless of race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Women on Bid Day holding their letters.

Last modified: July 28, 2020